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Discussion in 'Sold Domains' started by lesurf, Feb 15, 2006.

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  1. lesurf

    lesurf Active Member

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    Hi,

    I wondering if anyone else has had the same problem. I have recently been trying out pro-actively e-mailing organisations who could potentially be interested in the names that I have caught.

    The problem is that when the guy that I e-mail checks the whois record it says that the name was registered a few days ago (i.e. when it dropped). They immediately think that you are trying to scam them with a name you have just registered. When in fact it was registered years ago.

    I know this is kind of irrelevant if the name is of interest to them anyway, but it's just very annoying. I'd much rather see the "registered on" field reflect the original registration date.

    Thoughts or work rounds?
     
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    You could take a screenshot of the whois before it's dropped and send that too?
     
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    Thanks, good advice, I thought another way of doing this would be to point them to archive.org which may show the domain maybe even being used before it's expiry.
     
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    But Whois is returning the date when it was registered. Before that it was not registered, albeit it was in the unregistered state for a very short period of time. You can't get round the fact that you registered it in the hope of selling it at a profit to someone who wants it.

    If they have a valid claim on the domain they'll DRS you, if they know that is possible, if they don't have a claim but want it then all is well, or, if they are not interested it doesn't matter.

    Why not wait a littly before you email them. That way there is a period when they could contact you if they were interested in the domain and in that situation they are likely to pay more. Once a suitable period has passed you could email them saying you have the domain and thought you would give them the opportunity to buy it before you developed it... which is less blatent than saying 'I have it, do you want it?'.

    eetc

    p.s. have you had much success trying to sell domains in this way?
     
  6. lesurf

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    Again, thanks for the input.

    I agree with you over leaving it a while but this makes it very difficult for this market to develop. I think where people have success is by setting realistic prices and by selling bigger quantities of domains. Let's face it we all have prized assets but we're going to have to wait a while to get what we think they're worth.

    So, if you just want to catch -> sell and repeat this over and over again then it's going to be difficult to have to keep waiting around for a reasonable amount of time to pass before approaching people.

    On the question over success using this method: At the moment I have had no success via e-mail. A few responses but as with selling anything it's all about a numbers game or indeed targeting very carefully. Due to this being a side line I don't have the time to devote to it.

    The way I figure I have nothing to lose by sending an e-mail or two. I've never tried ebay so I think I'm going to give that a go to see how it works out.
     
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